Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk

Individuals with Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as compared to those who have sufficient levels of the vitamin, says a study.

Scientists spot 108 genes linked to Schizophrenia

A team of researchers has found 108 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, a finding that may lead to innovations in treating the psychiatric disorder.

24-hour sleep deprivation can lead to schizophrenia symptoms

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia, says a study.

3D brain view may help treat Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s

In a breakthrough that may help in developing drugs for Alzheimer`s and other neurological disorders, researchers have developed a 3D view of an important receptor in the brain.

How brain maintains activity balance

Ever wondered how we constantly adjust and adapt our social behaviour in response to external stimuli? A mechanism in the brain automatically does that for us.

Indian-origin scientist paves way for improved epilepsy treatments

Researchers at the University of Toronto, including one of Indian-origin, have now discovered a complex network of proteins that could help in the treatment of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia.

Older fathers pass more gene mutations to kids

Do you know that those who become father at late age tend to pass more gene mutations to their children as each extra year of age results in two extra mutations?

New discovery could soon make epilepsy history

University of Toronto biologists leading an investigation into the cells that regulate proper brain function, have identified and located the key players whose actions contribute to afflictions such as epilepsy and schizophrenia.

Air pollution may cause autism, schizophrenia

A new study has revealed that exposure to air pollution early in life makes people highly prone to autism and schizophrenia.

Mutations behind risk of developing schizophrenia identified

Researchers have said that the overall number and nature of mutations - rather than the presence of any single mutation - influences an individual`s risk of developing schizophrenia, as well as its severity.

Why women suffer from depression more than men

Women are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety-related disorders because the sex hormone oestrogen drives more blood to the heads of young women compared to men.

Proteins may hold key to treating schizophrenia

A new study has revealed that the physiological signature of schizophrenia lies in the measurable proteins in brains.

Amanda Bynes not schizophrenic, says lawyer

Former American actress Amanda Bynes`s lawyer Tamar Arminak has rubbished rumours that she was ever diagnosed with schizophrenia.

`Healthy-looking` Amanda Bynes posts selfie with mum

Amanda Bynes, who received psychiatric treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder , recently shared a selfie with her mum, where she appears to be happy and healthy.

Schizophrenia sufferers have impaired ability to imitate

Researchers have conducted a brain mapping experiment to strengthen the theory that an impaired ability to imitate may underlie the profound and enduring difficulty with social interactions that characterize schizophrenia.

Contagious yawning may decrease with age

Contagious yawning may not be linked to empathy and tiredness and could decrease as one ages, a new study has found.

Genetic causes of schizophrenia are multiple

Schizophrenia is caused by a large number of rare genetic mutations rather than a few, easily-identifiable faulty genes, said scientists who compiled the world`s largest database on the debilitating disorder.

Autistic kids have trouble linking sights with sounds

A new study has revealed that children with autism spectrum disorders have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears.

`Junk DNA` could be culprit behind schizophrenia

Researchers have suggested that stretches of DNA called retrotransposons, often dubbed " junk DNA", might be playing an important role in schizophrenia.

Talking therapy offers `little help` for schizophrenics

A new study has revealed that talking therapies offer "little benefit" to people with schizophrenia.